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The challenge of intellect, led to a PhD

The challenge of intellect, led to a PhD

“I felt like I was not challenged intellectually in the way I was delivering my teaching and facilitating learning for the students. Therefore, I applied for the Australia Awards Scholarship to study a PhD, so that I could do research and contribute to new knowledge...

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Inspiring people to make their own futures

Inspiring people to make their own futures

“We don’t need investors or donors to start a project for us. We just need to stop being lazy, start working and make something for ourselves. Agribusiness is definitely one of the ways we can do that.” Australia Awards alumna Rosemary Imara is passionate about...

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Educators hard work, dedication and commitment

Educators hard work, dedication and commitment

World Teacher’s Day gives us an opportunity to recognise the hard work and commitment of our educators. This year’s theme is ‘the transformation of education begins with teachers’. Finsch Lamu graduated from a Post Graduate Diploma in Education through Australia...

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Midwifery Community of Practice

Midwifery Community of Practice

WhatsApp group Midwifery Community of Practice has been saving lives since its formation in early 2022. Initiated by Cherolyn Polomon, an Australia Awards PNG (AAPNG) midwifery alumni and volunteer chat facilitator, the groups’ critical discussions and reflections on...

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Going beyond the classroom to help students excel

Going beyond the classroom to help students excel

Overcrowded classrooms and a scarcity of teachers in the Wapenamanda District of Enga Province means teachers can have classes of fifty students, leaving little time for one-on-one learning. Rachel Koralyo, a teacher aide with a science degree and no teaching...

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Childhood dream now a reality

Childhood dream now a reality

Steven Johnson always knew he wanted to be a healthcare worker. Having a mother who is a nurse instilled in him the desire to help people. While he initially dreamt of becoming a paediatrician, seeing the work his mother did over the years changed his mind. When he...

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